Drumming up support for the Boks

2008-08-22 00:00

Durban will resonate with the sound of drums when the Boks take on the Wallabies at the Absa stadium today.

SA Rugby will hand out 30 000 djembe drums to spectators so they can show their support to the Boks at today’s game.

SA Rugby events manager Jenny Wentzel said it is important to have an African way to support our rugby team.

“We are proud to be African, so what better way to do that than with an African drum. We want to teach people how to drum at games,” she said.

Wentzel also said they want to get spectators to sing Shosholoza at games.

Besides the drums, spectators can look forward to an action-packed afternoon with entertainment featuring the Bala Brothers. “Besides the singers, we also have 30 dancers to get the crowds pumping.

“[Today’s] game will be spectacular,” she said.

The match will be a bumper one, with 49 000 tickets already sold. For those who did not get tickets, Suncoast’s “Boktown” is the place to catch all the action. Entrance is free.

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